Patrick Roberts blasts Halliday for ‘terrible’ challenge

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Patrick Roberts has slammed Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday for a tackle that he’s grateful didn’t cause him injury.

What’s the story?

Early on in Sunday’s Scottish Cup Semi-Final between Celtic and Rangers, Andy Halliday crashed into Patrick Roberts with a tackle that you only see on one of these occasions.

The English winger was none too happy with it either and reckons it’s proof Scott Brown should be successful in his appeal of a red card received away to Ross County last week.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Roberts said:

I have looked back at the Andy Halliday tackle. Broony did that against Ross County and he got sent off. Does it give me hope that he will win his appeal? Yeah. If that’s only a yellow, why was Scott’s a red card? Was it down to the reaction of the Ross County players on that day? I don’t want to say too much, but it was a bad tackle, a terrible tackle, and thankfully I didn’t get hurt.

Despite some rough treatment at Hampden, Roberts performed admirably across the piece, showing the kind of steely determination that will serve him well when he returns to his parent club Manchester City this summer.

He may get the chance to do it all again this weekend at Ibrox too and if he puts in a similar display it could be another long day for Pedro Caixinha’s men and their supporters.